From The Theme
MOBILE AND ALTERNATIVE FORM FACTOR DEVICES
What if eye tracker and eye-gaze information could be used to help your devices know where you are looking and what your attention is on?
WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
We set out to study the viability of using eye-gaze information to augment keyboard and mouse input. Our goal was to develop and evaluate a low cost eye-tracker, as well as other gaze-contingent user interface enhancements and applications.
WHAT WE FOUND
We found that using eye-gaze information in passive control tasks can enhance the user experience and provides a viable alternative to traditional interaction techniques.
We developed a series of novel prototypes that explore the use of gaze as an augmented input to perform everyday computing tasks. We explored the use of gaze-based input for pointing and selection, application switching, password entry, scrolling, zooming and document navigation. User experiments comparing the gaze-augmented interaction techniques with traditional mechanisms showed that the resulting interaction is either comparable to or an improvement over existing input methods.
Eye Tracking as an Augmented Input
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Terry Winograd is Professor Ermeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University. Professor Winograd’s focus is on human-computer interaction design and the design of technologies for development. He founded and directed the teaching programs and HCI research in the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group. He was a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the “d.school”) and on the faculty of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). Winograd was a founding member and past president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
Manu Kumar is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures – a technology-focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Kumar was also the founder of SneakerLabs (acquired by Octane/E.piphany), iMeet (merged with Netspoke, acquired by Premiere Conferencing), CardMunch (acquired by LinkedIn), and a founding advisor to Lytro.